The Los Angeles Department of City Planning has released a draft version of the updated Hollywood Community Plan, nearly four years after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge threw out a prior version of the docoument.
The revised plan, announced yesterday, is similar in spirit to the 2012 document, which was overturned following a lawsuit by the La Mirada Neighborhood Association. It calls for a high-density development to be focused along major transit corridors such as Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards, as well as near Red Line subway stations.
Several minor tweaks are also present within the document, including the introduction of hybrid industrial zoning within the media district along Santa Monica Boulevard.
A more substantial change from the prior iteration, as noted by the L.A. Business Journal, is an increased focus on historic preservation and protections for single family neighborhoods.
The plan forecasts Hollywood's residential population to grow from 206,000 today to 226,000 by 2040, and its employment to swell from 101,000 to 119,000 over the same time period. Faulty growth forecasts were the key factor in the lawsuit that eventually lead to the overturn of the 2012 plan.
An official website for the Hollywood Community Plan, featuring an interactive map, can be found here.
- Hollywood Community Plan Update (Official Website)